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Effect of drugs on catnip (Nepeta cataria)-induced pleasure behavior in cats.

  title={Effect of drugs on catnip (Nepeta cataria)-induced pleasure behavior in cats.},
  author={Roger C. Hatch},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={33 1},
  • R. Hatch
  • Published 1972
  • Medicine
  • American journal of veterinary research
Cats exposed to stuffed toys sprayed with catnip (Nepeta cataria) ex­ tract exhibited pleasurable behavior which was divisible into 6 phases and which terminated in approximately 10 minutes. Preadministered drugs which shortened the response included atropine sulfate, physostigmine, neostigmine, pilocarpine, mecamylamine, methysergide, and pentobarbital. Hexamethonium, amphetamine, 5-hydroxytryptophan, atropine plus methy­ sergide, and diphenylhydantoin abolished the response. The effect of… Expand
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